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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 22, 2008 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

From this weeks "Taper Section" on Dead.net - Another 73 believer.

Next we have another of the finest jams of 1973, the magnificent Playing In The Band>Uncle John’s Band>Morning Dew>Uncle John’s Band>Playing In The Band sandwich from 11/17/73 at UCLA. This was the second of the three versions of this jam played (the others being 11/10/73 and 3/23/74), and some consider it the best, although all three are very special.

Lastly we have ANOTHER outstanding late 1973 jam featuring Mississippi Half Step>Playing In The Band>El Paso>Playing In The Band>Wharf Rat>Playing In The Band>Morning Dew. This and the previous selection from 11/17/73 demonstrate why I consistently call the two month period spanning 10/19/73 to 12/19/73 the greatest two month stretch in the Grateful Dead’s performing history.

Next week we’ll have music from 1973, 1979 and 1980, so don’t be late: same time, same place. See you then, we hope.

David Lemieux

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 22, 2008 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

I love '73 too...but as far as The Archive goes, the 'Wall of Sound' seems to ruin a lot of the vocals on the boards from that year...by 'disappearing' them! The band's playing in that period is awesome, agreed. My favorite '73 (even the Box Of Rain is good!):

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.sbd.miller.89640.sbeok.flac16

Another great sandwich:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-18.sbd.ferguson.244.sbeok.shnf

Lazy Lightning>Supplication>Let It Grow>Wharf Rat>Other One>St. Stephen>NFA>St. Stephen>The Wheel>Other One>Stella Blue.

I know I hype this show a lot...but only because it's still my favorite, no matter how many others I listen to and love... :)

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2008-11-22 21:06:02

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Nov 22, 2008 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

Sorry dude, no Wall Of Sound in 1973, they had components of it here and there but the official debut was Cow Palace 3/74.

Anyway...I do agree the lyric recordings in 73 and 74 were wonky. Lyrics from 72 and 77 were much better! I don't understand why. I guess they had recording equipment.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 22, 2008 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

SMG: Oh, I just assumed that's what the problem was with these '73 vocal mixes...hmmm. Thanks for the clear up. :) Maybe these weird vocal sounds led to them thinking the 'Wall Of Sound' would be an improvement, lol.

Yeah, Pauly, that Cassidy (in the '76-7-18) is maybe my favorite version. And certainly that is my favorite stand-alone Scarlet. Might As Well is a great 2nd set opener too...

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2008-11-23 02:10:20

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 22, 2008 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

This was the first bootleg tape I had back in early 80's. I remember thinking what a crazy setlist it was that kept going and going>'76 has a feel to it that I love. Now I can hear it in SB quality. Thanks for pointing this one out!.Brings back many a great memory of my days as a newbie to the band.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 22, 2008 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

No prob, Pauly! Yeah, '76: slow and sparkly is how I describe the sound that year. MY first tape was the Great American Music Hall, '75, which I can't link ya to ... because now it's called "One From The Vault" :)

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 22, 2008 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

Perfect description of a somewhat overlooked year. It seems all the recordings I have of '76 are clear,crisp, and mixed perfectly. By the way, I've been listening to the SB of 7/18,(Set I,at present)and think the Cassidy is a standout.Love Phil's bassline on Scarlet- great groove!
Gotta take a deep breath and get ready for the monstrous 2nd set! Easy to see how this one's your fave.

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Poster: Garren DeBramenlowe Date: Nov 22, 2008 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-11-21.sbd-patched.warner.22097.sbeok.shnf

The Half Step>Playin'>El Paso>Playin'(Dark Star JAM)>Wharf>Playin'>Dew is

from 11-21-73 Denver.

Also, here's a link to 11-17-73 Los Angeles.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-17.sbd.sirmick.79548.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 23, 2008 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Lemieux - 73 confirmed

11-21-73 is a sweet sequence of music. It was featured the other day on the GD channel on XM.